Workshops
Contact a Human Resources Representative if you are interested in one or more of the following workshops. Additional resources are available for customized training sessions.

Creating Conversations to Manage Employee Performance
Creating Conversations to Manage Employee Performance is designed to provide an opportunity for supervisors/managers or any employee to enhance their skills and learning to be better leaders at UVU. This workshop will provide a framework to help supervisors assess and manage employee performance. Participants will explore practical tools to help generate a productive and meaningful dialogue between supervisor and employee.

Improve Workplace Performance through Coaching
Coaching is a critical skill for today's manager. With ever increasing pressure to do more with less, coaching can be a key to helping to reduce that pressure and make the most of your most valuable resource - people. Improve Workplace Performance through Coaching introduces participants to the skill of coaching and present a simple coaching model to approach workplace performance problems and create a supportive working environment. Participants will also initiate a simple self-improvement plan to further develop the concepts presented in the workshop.
 
Handling Employee Concerns: When Do I Investigate?
Employers need to investigate a variety of concerns and claims made by employees. Sooner or later, every supervisor will face the need to investigate employee concerns. A proper workplace investigation is an important tool in discovering problems and preventing their reoccurrence. Handling Employee Concerns: When Do I Investigate? will explore when to investigate, look at some basics for how to investigate, and consider when it is appropriate for Human Resources’ involvement in an investigation.

Manage Stress: Tips for Stress Relief
Manage Stress: Tips for Stress Relief is designed to help employees at UVU evaluate stress in their lives. This workshop introduces initial concepts to: 1) help employees identify the sources of stress in their lives; 2) recognize how stress affects their lives; 3) explore ways to avoid harmful stress; and 4) investigate strategies to help reduce stress. 

Practices for a Pleasant Playground: Tips for Developing Effective Working Relationships
Practices for a Pleasant Playground is designed to introduce employees to concepts that will help them improve their working relationships, especially when placed in difficult situations. Effective interaction at work is critical for employee success. This workshop will help employees evaluate obstacles that may interfere with working relationships, explore concepts to overcome those obstacles, and initiate an action plan for self improvement. 

Tips for Building a Motivating Work Environment: Keeping the Good Ones
While good employees often leave when they’re not happy, additionally some employees choose to mentally quit and stay. What’s a leader to do? The good news is that, as a leader, you have the power and the influence to make a difference in the working environment with positive results. Based on the video entitled "Keeping the Good Ones TM", Tips for Building a Motivating Work Environment explores concepts to help inspire leaders to connect with their employees. Through the ideas and thoughts presented in this workshop, participants will discover strategies to positively influence the work environment, evaluate three main reasons why good employees leave, implement practical tools to keep the good people they already have, and initiate an action plan for improvement.

Tips for Giving and Receiving Feedback
Giving and receiving feedback is a critical communication skill for the workplace. Tips for Giving and Receiving Feedbackis designed to help managers/supervisors, or anyone interested in building management skills, understand the value of giving and receiving feedback effectively, particularly formal feedback to help improve performance. This workshop reviews the purposes of feedback and introduces tips and techniques to help employees further develop the skill of giving and receiving feedback. 

Tips for Successful Delegation
A key to managing effective relationships with your employees is Delegation. Tips for Successful Delegation is designed to help managers/supervisors, or anyone interested in building management skills, understand the value of delegation in working relationships with employees. This workshop reviews the concept of delegation and introduces a model to help supervisors develop or enhance the skill of delegation. 

Turn Conflict to Collaboration
Conflict is a necessary part of teamwork. Turn Conflict to Collaboration is designed to introduce employees to concepts that will help them improve their ability to work in teams where conflict is present and escalating. This workshop will help employees understand the role of conflict and value its presence, explore concepts to manage conflict to lead to collaboration, and initiate an action plan for self improvement. 

Unlock Your Creativity
Do you feel you are stuck in a rut? Are you wondering how to approach that project that has been waiting on the backburner? Have your ends failed to meet? Do you feel unproductive, under siege and under wraps? Unlock Your Creativitywill help you explore tips and tricks to unlocking your creativity. This fast paced, energized session will keep you moving and help you rediscover the creativity that lies within you. 

The FISH! Philosophy
Imagine a workplace where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion and a positive attitude with them each day…an environment in which people are truly connected to their work, to their colleagues, and to their customers. Impossible? Not at all. FISH! Is a tool to help you create that kind of environment. Join us for an exploration of what is called the FISH! Philosophy. 

The Practice of Perfecting Pickles
Customers today expect good service. Based on the video entitled “Give ‘em the Pickle!TM”, The Practice of Perfecting Pickles explores concepts that are critical for good customer service. Through the ideas and thoughts presented in this workshop, participants will discover strategies to better meet customer’s needs, evaluate four important concepts that are integral for success in delivering good customer service, and initiate an action plan for self- improvement. 

Performance Management for First-Time Supervisors
Performance Management for First-Time Supervisorsis an interactive session designed for new supervisors who want to improve their performance management skills. The training will cover aspects of coaching to improve employee performance, giving and receiving feedback effectively, the mechanics of conducting an employee performance evaluation interview, and tips for effectively encouraging the best in your work teams.